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Alison Smith

Abode review 'a charade'

A judge took pity on a woman left to represent herself and accused the Government of making the hearing a 'charade'.

Wednesday, 29 September, 1999, 12:00am

Abode review 'a charade'

A judge took pity on a woman left to represent herself and accused the Government of making the hearing a 'charade'.

Mr Justice William Stone said the Legal Aid Department had in effect denied Mohinder Kaur her legal right to challenge the Immigration Director over his refusal of right of abode for her daughters, aged 15 and 17.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am


Most families cannot afford private health care for relatives with mental problems even though that appears the only way to get urgent help, a relative of Chan Chi-kwan said yesterday.

Speaking outside court, Chan's uncle said the schizophrenic man's family had wanted to seek private help to speed up the process but could not afford it.

21 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

'Victim of sex slavery' seeking $1 million payout

A cake shop employee with an allegedly healthy appetite for sex is being sued for more than $1 million by a man who claims she treated him like a sex slave.

Sum Ka-leung filed a High Court writ seeking $1,000 for each time he says he had sex with alleged former lover, Ko Yim-mui, between January and May this year.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Minders sued over 'scalding'

A father is suing his daughter's babysitters for allegedly having run a bath so hot it left the child with what is likely to be permanent scarring.

Chow Cheuk-yiu, 3.5, was being bathed by Li Suet-mui at the woman's Tseung Kwan O flat two years ago when she suffered scalding to her lower abdomen and inner thighs, a High Court writ claims.

2 Jun 1999 - 12:00am


A Tai Po man who claims his wife refused to have sex with him because of false rumours is seeking a High Court injunction to gag people he says are gossiping about him.

23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Woman in ditch a superstition victim

AN elderly woman who spent two days stuck in a ditch was rescued only when another woman heard about her plight and called police yesterday.

Social commentators expressed shock at the callous attitudes of those who ignored the 73-year-old woman, surnamed Ng, while police blamed superstition for people's reluctance to call 999.

2 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Dispute over diving boards belly-flops

A high-diving entertainment company's plunge into legal action over equipment at Ocean Park has ended up as something of a public belly flop.

1 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Toys in hospitals may endanger lives

Paediatric wards are stocked high with donated toys that endanger the lives of children, says a hospital charity.

Playright says up to 90 per cent of hospitals use toys that do not work or endanger the lives of young patients.

The group says better toys are usually kept locked up because of theft fears.

28 Oct 1997 - 12:00am